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Self Contained Orbital Recycling Engine

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There he goes, tumbling around helplessly with his lifeline severed, and empty jetpack fuel canisters on his back, just a few hundred feet away from safety...

Bravely, he recites anecdotes from his illustrious career as administrative assistants in Houston bawl their eyes out while their bosses square their jaws stoically.

And yet, there is a source of fuel readily available to him, had only his suit been designed properly! It is his own body, or more accurately, his own breath and bodily fluids.

Our new SCORE spacesuit will enable the properly trained astronaut to blow or eliminate through one-way valves to create necessary inertial motion should the jet-pack run low on other fuels.

Let them give a shit, and let them live.

theircompetitor, Jan 17 2014


       how can this action not generate a reaction?
theircompetitor, Jan 18 2014

       Yes, obviously.   

       But a simpler and better way to implement this would be to have a small valve in one of the fingers which could be opened to provide a directable jet from the suit's limited air supply.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 18 2014

       Uhhh, "recycling" does not normally equate with "dumping".
Vernon, Jan 18 2014

       On a geological timescale it does.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 18 2014

       recycling as fuel, Vernon.
theircompetitor, Jan 18 2014

       In space no one can hear you stream.   


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